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A baleen whale (Balaena mysticetus) of Arctic seas, having a large head, an arched upper jaw, and no dorsal fin.


(Animals) a large-mouthed arctic whale, Balaena mysticetus, that has become rare through overfishing but is now a protected species



a whalebone whale, Balaena mysticetus, of northern seas, having an enormous head and mouth.
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Noun1.bowhead - large-mouthed Arctic whalebowhead - large-mouthed Arctic whale    
baleen whale, whalebone whale - whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
Balaena, genus Balaena - type genus of the Balaenidae: Greenland whales
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Room eight-seven, Clay street, the Bowhead Lodging House, you know the place, entrance just around the corner from the Bowhead Saloon.
Bowhead Technology showed off a water bottle with a built-in Tamagotchi-esque display, meant to encourage kids to drink their water.
July 14(ANI): In a new threat to a number of Arctic animals like polar bears, bowhead whales and other such animals, the United States (US) has permitted an Italian multinational oil and gas company to go ahead with drilling plans in federal waters off Alaska.
We analyzed scarring data for Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort (BCB) Seas bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) harvested by Alaska Native hunters to quantify the frequency of line entanglement, ship strikes, and killer whale-inflicted injuries.
Bowhead Transport Company, owned by Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC), the village corporation for Barrow, is the only scheduled barge service to and among the seven communities on the North Slope, including Barrow and Prudhoe Bay.
The former vertebrate record-holder was a bowhead whale estimated to be 211 years old.
The animals currently included are, zebra, ape, car, lion, owl, pig, moose, duck, horse, elephant, raccoon, bowhead whale, wolf, sheep, rooster, humpback whale, turkey, tiger and cow.
A useful example of the difficulties generated by both subsistence and cultural arguments is the controversy surrounding bowhead whales in Alaska.
Bowhead Saint starts as a swaying reggae riff before the dark heart is pricked again: "I'd lay my head on a bed of sin".
Every year, up to eighty polar bears gather on the frozen shores of Barter Island to feast on the hunter-harvested bowhead whale remains.
Every year, up to 80 polar bears gather on the frozen shores of Barter Island to feast on the hunterharvested bowhead whale remains.